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Podcast: Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 6

Posted May 24, 2017, 2:42 a.m.

We're back with a new episode of the SPB podcast! As always, you can find us on iTunes and other good podcast apps (unsurprisingly, we're called "Scene Point Blank" over there, too). On this month's episode we have music from Radioactivity, Infinity Girl and Dead in the Dirt. You can give it a listen ... read more

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Podcast: Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 5

Posted April 6, 2017, 8:17 a.m.

We're back! The latest episode of the SPB podcast is now live and we've made a few tweaks. We have new intro music, added a host, and we've transitioned to a new podcast hosting service for boring technical reasons. Listen below to check out this month's episode featuring music by ... read more

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Records: Ted Leo announces new album project funded by Kickstarter

Posted Feb. 22, 2017, 9:03 a.m.

Records: Ted Leo announces new album project funded by Kickstarter

SPB favorite Ted Leo has announced via Twitter a project to crowdfund his as-yet-untitled next album. Leo, whose last album as Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, ... read more

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Podcast: Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 4

Posted Jan. 18, 2017, 6:20 a.m.

Podcast: Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 4

New year, new episode of our podcast! This month our legendary contributor BJ Rochinich has a bunch of new music (including Clevinger, Ruins and Spirits) and some ... read more

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Records: David Bowie posthumously releases 4 track EP

Posted Jan. 14, 2017, 2:39 p.m.

Records: David Bowie posthumously releases 4 track EP

On what would have been David Bowie's 70th birthday, January 8th 2017, a new song "No Plan" was released online with an accompanying video, a ... read more

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Bands: New At The Drive-In song released

Posted Dec. 9, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

Bands: New At The Drive-In song released

Reformed post-hardcore superstars At The Drive-In have released a new song (and accompanying lyric video) called "Governed By Contagions". The band reunited back in 2012 ... read more

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Podcast: Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 3

Posted Dec. 8, 2016, 5:39 a.m.

Happy December! We've got an early Christmas present for you: the latest episode of the SPB podcast. You can check out Episode 3 below, and subscribe in all the usual places (including iTunes here). The podcast is created and presented by our beloved contributor BJ Rochinich. read more

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Podcast: Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 2

Posted Nov. 2, 2016, 2:32 p.m.

It's a new month and that means a new episode of the Scene Point Blank podcast! You can listen to our difficult second episode below, and subscribe in all the usual places (including iTunes here). The podcast is created and presented by our beloved contributor BJ Rochinich. read more

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Podcast: Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 1

Posted Oct. 13, 2016, 1:41 a.m.

Podcast: Scene Point Blank Podcast: Episode 1

After over thirteen years publishing on the web (and one book in print), Scene Point Blank has taken to the airwaves and released a podcast! It's ... read more

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Rumors: Davey Havok & Jade Puget of AFI launch hardcore band side project

Posted March 17, 2014, 3:56 a.m.

Rumors: Davey Havok & Jade Puget of AFI launch hardcore band side project

Rumors are increasing that newly-announced hardcore band XTRMST is a side project of AFI frontman and guitarist respectively, Davey Havok and Jade Puget. Details are sketchy ... read more

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Site News: Scene Point Blank launches book

Posted Feb. 3, 2014, 5:12 p.m.

Site News: Scene Point Blank launches book

We're proud to announce this week the launch of Scene Point Blank's first-ever book, proudly titled All Downhill From Here. It's a collection of our best ... read more

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Obituaries: Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground dies aged 71

Posted Oct. 27, 2013, 2:18 p.m.

Obituaries: Lou Reed of the Velvet Underground dies aged 71

Rolling Stone is reporting that veteran rock artist Lou Reed has died. The cause is as yet unknown but Reed has reportedly been ill since ... read more

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Records: SPB exclusive stream: Big Dick - S/T

Posted Jan. 28, 2013, 4:14 p.m.

Records: SPB exclusive stream: Big Dick - S/T

The brilliantly-named Big Dick of Dirt Cult Records have given Scene Point Blank an exclusive stream of their new self-titled debut. The post-punk duo (just ... read more

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Site News: Scene Point Blank relaunches: new design and features

Posted Jan. 27, 2013, 5:53 a.m.

Welcome to the new-look Scene Point Blank! You're seeing what's amounted to almost a year of planning, designing, re-coding and rethinking. We hope you like it - we're really pleased with it. You'll see more as the weeks go on of the new features and parts of the site, but ... read more

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Music News: Pastepunk webzine comes to an end

Posted Nov. 28, 2012, 8:33 p.m.

Music News: Pastepunk webzine comes to an end

Long-running webzine Pastepunk has announced that it's to cease publishing after 14 years online. The site, run by founder Jordan Baker, has long been a ... read more

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Rumors: Trent Reznor hints at Nine Inch Nails shows in 2013

Posted Nov. 13, 2012, 5:10 a.m.

Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has hinted in a vague reddit "Ask Me Anything" interview at a possible Nine Inch Nails tour in 2013. A user named "toastercookie" asked Reznor about the band's lighting effects at live shows, adding "I would kill to see NIN again, what a great ... read more

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General News: Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! interviewed in the Guardian

Posted July 22, 2012, 6:36 p.m.

General News: Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! interviewed in the Guardian

Laura Jane Grace, vocalist with Against Me!, has been interviewed in British newspaper the Guardian, talking about her recent gender change (Laura was previously known ... read more

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Bands: Tom Gabel of Against Me! announces her transgender status

Posted May 8, 2012, 8:01 p.m.

Bands: Tom Gabel of Against Me! announces her transgender status

The singer of Against Me!, Tom Gabel, has announced that she plans to live as a woman after dealing with gender dysphoria for years, according ... read more

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Records: Green Day to release "three album trilogy"

Posted April 11, 2012, 6:10 a.m.

Records: Green Day to release

California's most popular punk rock sons, Green Day, have announced via Twitter that they intend to release three new records in September, November and January ... read more

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Shows: Reading / Leeds (UK) Festival Lineup Announced

Posted March 12, 2012, 6:13 a.m.

Shows: Reading / Leeds (UK) Festival Lineup Announced

The long-running Reading / Leeds Festival lineup for 2012 has been announced today. At The Drive-In tweeted before the official announcement that they would be ... read more

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Breaking News: At The Drive-In to reform?

Posted Jan. 9, 2012, 7:36 a.m.

Breaking News: At The Drive-In to reform?

El Paso, Texas post-hardcore heroes At The Drive-In have posted a cryptic tweet on their barely-used Twitter profile. The message reads as follows: ¡ ATTENTION ... read more

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Site News: SPB posts best of 2011, including Pass the Mic and Year in Review

Posted Jan. 2, 2012, 9:13 a.m.

As you may have noticed, it's now 2012, meaning we're in year-in-review season! SPB has duly obliged with our annual roundup of what's good and bad in the past twelve months. Feast your eyes on the following features: Our top 25 albums of 2011A roundup of our favorite records from ... read more

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Shows: Leeds (UK)-based tribute to "Our Band Could Be Your Life" book

Posted Oct. 31, 2011, 11:49 p.m.

Shows: Leeds (UK)-based tribute to

Legendary Leeds, UK-based venue the Brudenell Social Club (host to both local acts and international underground heroes) will be hosting a night dedicated to Michael Azzerad's seminal history of ... read more

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Site News: SPB launches mobile site

Posted Oct. 22, 2011, 10:40 a.m.

Site News: SPB launches mobile site

Those of you accustomed to browsing the site on your iPhone, Android or other smartphone device should hopefully have had a pleasant surprise when browsing ... read more

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Records: Sabot to re-issue Lucero vinyl

Posted Oct. 17, 2011, 10:35 a.m.

Sabot Productions has announced that, on November 1, 2011, they will be releasing Lucero's That Much Further West on double LP, 180g vinyl. The first LP will consist of the original album, while the second contains alternate versions of each track. The package includes a gatefold jacket and download card. read more

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Rumors: Larry Livermore to return to releasing records?

Posted Sept. 12, 2011, 7:57 p.m.

Larry Livermore, founder and ex-owner of Lookout! Records, posted the following Tweet early this morning: Didn't think I'd ever get involved in putting out records again, but @BJAofficial just may have made me an offer I can't refuse. No further information is clear yet, but the message refers to Green ... read more

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General News: Nothing Nice to Say returns from the grave

Posted Sept. 12, 2011, 4:40 a.m.

General News: Nothing Nice to Say returns from the grave

Nothing Nice to Say, the punk webcomic by Mitch Clem, has returned after a several year hiatus to present new strips to the world. The ... read more

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Splits: AFI split up after 15 years (UPDATE: or not?)

Posted Sept. 7, 2011, 11:58 p.m.

AFI have announced their split via their message board. Singer Davey Havok had this to say: This is the end. Sorry, but AFI is done. After more than 15 years of being together, we as a band have decided to disband A.F.I. Me and Jade will still continue the Blaqk ... read more

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General News: Ted Leo posts previously unheard demo of "Biomusicology"

Posted July 8, 2011, 10:20 p.m.

General News: Ted Leo posts previously unheard demo of

In honour of the tenth anniversary of his seminal Tyranny of Distance album, Ted Leo has been posting a series of blog entries regarding the ... read more

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Shows: Ted Leo to perform seminal album in full at Seaport, NY festival

Posted June 29, 2011, 3:28 a.m.

Shows: Ted Leo to perform seminal album in full at Seaport, NY festival

Ted Leo has announced indirectly via Twitter that he'll be performing his classic 2001 record The Tyranny of Distance in full at the annual South ... read more

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Records: Saves The Day launch countdown/player for new album "Daybreak"

Posted May 30, 2011, 10:20 p.m.

Saves The Day have posted a countdown on their website indicating the amount of days until their newest release, Daybreak, hits stores on September 13th this year. The countdown also includes a streaming song from the record, "Living Without Love". Users can download the song rather than stream it if ... read more

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Shows: Fest 10 adds bands

Posted May 24, 2011, 9:15 p.m.

The Fest 10 recently added more confirmations for the October 28-30, 2011 party in Gainesville, FL. Added to the already massive listing are: Ted Leo + The Pharmacists; Defiance, Ohio; Franz Nicolay; Mercury Program; Regents; Bangers (UK); Astpai (Austria); Run Forever; Street Eaters; The Holy Mess; Cutman; Junior Battles; Dude ... read more

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Obituaries: RIP Poly Styrene (1957-2011)

Posted April 25, 2011, 5:08 p.m.

Early news reports are indicating X-Ray Spex frontwoman Poly Styrene has lost her long-running battle with cancer. More news as we hear it on this sad story. read more

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Videos: DIllinger Escape Plan Release New Video

Posted April 13, 2011, 5:27 a.m.

Videos: DIllinger Escape Plan Release New Video

Dillinger Escape Plan have released the video for "Gold Teeth on a Bum." The video was filmed in Italy during a performance. The song comes ... read more

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Records: Exclusive: Stream new song from Underground Railroad to Candyland!

Posted March 30, 2011, 10:11 p.m.

Scene Point Blank is proud to bring an exclusive stream from the upcoming Underground Railroad to Candyland record Knows Your Sins, which will be released by Recess on April 26, 2011. You can click below to play the track.  Get Flash to see this player. // URTC member Todd Congelliere has ... read more

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General News: Ben Weasel apologies for SXSW show punch-up

Posted March 21, 2011, 4:57 a.m.

Screeching Weasel frontman Ben Weasel has posted a formal apology on his personal blog for the recent attack he made on several women at Austin's SXSW festival. Weasel said: I want to apologize to both the club owner and audience member involved for my actions during our show at SXSW ... read more

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Shows: Fest 10 Lineup announced

Posted Feb. 25, 2011, 6:43 a.m.

Shows: Fest 10 Lineup announced

A partial lineup for Gainesville's Fest 10 has been posted. Some of the highlights include Hot Water Music, Against Me!, Lifetime, Dillinger Four, Circle Takes ... read more

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Splits: The White Stripes break up

Posted Feb. 2, 2011, 2:04 a.m.

Splits: The White Stripes break up

Blues rockers the White Stripes have unexpectedly announced their breakup, according to recent reports. Official word seems to be that the band "will make no ... read more

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Records: Fleet Foxes announce new record; release new song

Posted Jan. 31, 2011, 7:06 p.m.

Records: Fleet Foxes announce new record; release new song

Seattle's Fleet Foxes have announced the eagerly-awaited followup to their self titled debut, 2008's Fleet Foxes. The record will be called Helplessness Blues and will ... read more

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Records: Cold Cave Talk New LP

Posted Jan. 29, 2011, 4:18 a.m.

Records: Cold Cave Talk New LP

From the inbox: Cherish The Light Years is a remarkable progression both from Cold Cave’s acclaimed debut Love Comes Close and the discordant, industrial skeletons on the Cremations compilation. ... read more

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Splits: The Measure [SA] break up

Posted Jan. 11, 2011, 4:34 a.m.

Sad news reaches us from No Idea Records regarding the future of The Measure [SA]. Guitarist/vocalist Lauren Denitzio gave us this quote: "After a number of lineup changes, the Measure increasingly became Fid and I finding ways to continue making music together. For a while, that was working, but this ... read more

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Bands: Green Day to release "Awesome as F**k" Live CD/DVD

Posted Jan. 10, 2011, 5:51 a.m.

Bands: Green Day to release

Green Day have announced a new live CD/DVD to be released in March 2011 with the parent-baiting title of Awesome as F**k. There's a youtube ... read more

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Site News: SPB posts year-end roundup for 2010

Posted Jan. 4, 2011, 7:19 a.m.

Site News: SPB posts year-end roundup for 2010

In case you haven't noticed the large graphics at the top of the site, we've just posted our year end content! There are three to ... read more

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Records: Darkthrone Announce Contest

Posted Dec. 18, 2010, 9:01 p.m.

Records: Darkthrone Announce Contest

From the inbox: Norway’s legendary black metal duo, Darkthrone, and Britain’s independent heavy metal powerhouse, Peaceville Records, will continue to re-release new editions of classic ... read more

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Records: The Get Up Kids reveal new album artwork

Posted Nov. 19, 2010, 10:19 p.m.

Records: The Get Up Kids reveal new album artwork

The newly-reformed Get Up Kids have revealed the album artwork for their upcoming release There Are Rules. Feast your eyes to the right for the ... read more

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Bands: New Lows Begin Again

Posted Nov. 9, 2010, 5:57 p.m.

Bands: New Lows Begin Again

Official press release:New Lows' "Harvest Of The Carcass" album is finally coming together.Recorded by CC of Mind Eraser at the Paincave, "Harvest Of The Carcass" ... read more

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Records: The Get Up Kids title new album, set release date

Posted Oct. 29, 2010, 12:21 a.m.

Records: The Get Up Kids title new album, set release date

Emo rockers The Get Up Kids have announced the release date of their new record, "There Are Rules", released January 25th, 2011 on their own ... read more

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Labels: Panic Signs All Teeth

Posted Oct. 17, 2010, 1:12 a.m.

Labels: Panic Signs All Teeth

Panic Records have signed All Teeth, according to recent news releases from the label. Here's the word from the horse's mouth: It's been a long ... read more

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Rumors: The Dismemberment Plan to reform?

Posted Sept. 12, 2010, 5:52 a.m.

Washington DC heroes The Dismemberment Plan could be on cue to reform after splitting up in early 2003. The band's Twitter account has recently become active again, with the band posting this cryptic message: Some stuff to announce soon, watch this space. The band last played together in 2007 for ... read more

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Breaking News: John Frusciante quits Red Hot Chili Peppers

Posted Dec. 14, 2009, 12:34 a.m.

Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante has apparently left the LA funk rockers for the second time. He has been replaced by his longtime solo collaborator Josh Klinghoffer, who worked on many of Frusciante's prolific solo records, as well as recorded alongside Frusciante and Fugazi bassist Joe Lally under the name ... read more

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Rumors: Possible New The Get Up Kids Album?

Posted Aug. 19, 2009, 12:04 a.m.

Playing live in Manchester, England last night, the recently-reformed The Get Up Kids hinted that a new record may be in the works. Frontman Matt Pryor, asking for requests, was met with a shout for "a new album!" The singer laughed and responded, "I can neither confirm or deny that," ... read more

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Site News: The Catalyst Album Stream Launched

Posted Aug. 4, 2009, 12:26 a.m.

Just in case you missed it... we have launched an exclusive full-album stream of Swallow Your Teeth, the debut full-length from Richmond-based The Catalyst here. You get ten tracks of noisy hardcore punk that draws influence from Born Against, Nirvana, Black Flag, and The Jesus Lizard.  The record is out ... read more

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General News: It's Record Store Day!

Posted April 17, 2009, 9:13 p.m.

It's Record Store Day today - celebrate by heading down to your local independent shop and checking out what they have going on. You can find a handy list of participating venues right here: http://www.recordstoreday.com/Venues read more

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Site News: Happy Birthday Mikey!

Posted May 20, 2008, 10:23 p.m.

It's SPB head honcho Michael's 28th birthday today, so let's all take a moment to wish him the best! If it wasn't for Mikey the site would have disappeared into the wastes of the internet many years ago, so be sure to send him your best wishes on this very ... read more

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Bands: Geoff Kresge Rejoins Tiger Army

Posted Jan. 15, 2008, 2:56 a.m.

Tiger Army's former bassist Geoff Kresge has rejoined the psychobilly band after 3 years of absence, marking a return to the 'classic' lineup that featured on the band's second and third albums. Replacement bassist Jeff Roffredo has apparently left 'as a friend' to pursue other interests. Kresge, formerly bassist for ... read more

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Site News: New Site Feature: Comments!

Posted Dec. 28, 2007, 7:36 a.m.

It's been a long time coming, but we at SPB are really excited to bring you a late Christmas present - comments! That's right, you now have the ability to post messages to our news stories, reviews, and features. It's a pretty magical moment for all of us on the ... read more

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Records: The Mars Volta Set Release Date

Posted Oct. 22, 2007, 6:11 p.m.

The Mars Volta have announced a release date for their upcoming fourth full-length, The Bedlam in Goliath. The date is January 29th of 2008 and the band's newest addition, Thomas Pridgen, will be handling drum duties. Chili Peppers virtuoso John Frusciante is also expected to be handling most guitar work. ... read more

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Breaking News: Hot Water Music To Reunite

Posted Oct. 22, 2007, 6:23 a.m.

In some of the most happily received news of the year, Hot Water Music look set to reunite after a year-long hiatus. Punknews gives us this: Sources close to the band have confirmed that Hot Water Music has reunited. The band is apparently putting together some more plans and a ... read more

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Rumors: Ian Mackaye: Not Dead After All

Posted Oct. 2, 2007, 9:31 a.m.

A weird one came in from Google today. It seems that the rumour mill churned one out that the widely-loved Fugazi/Minor Threat frontman Ian Mackaye was dead. After various Myspace bulletins and Wikipedia edit wars, the man himself was called to confirm that he was, indeed, alive. “I am still ... read more

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MP3s: Saves The Day Post New Song

Posted Aug. 17, 2007, 1:12 a.m.

New Jersey's Saves The Day have posted a new track on their Myspace page. The track is called "Can't Stay The Same" and is taken from their upcoming Vagrant Records release Under The Boards., due out 16th October. The record will be part of a three album arc that began ... read more

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Rumors: Dave Lerner To Leave Ted Leo's Phamacists?

Posted Aug. 12, 2007, 8:11 p.m.

Last night at his McCarren Park, Brooklyn show, Ted Leo announced that it would be the last time Dave (Lerner, bass) would be playing with the band. There's no official word on this yet so stay tuned for confirmation. Dave has been a member of The Pharmacists since 2002. No ... read more

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Site News: A Few Site Updates

Posted July 23, 2007, 11:47 p.m.

Just a quick note to inform you of a few minor changes to the site's code: added Site History link at the bottom of all pages added "Other" link to Reviews A-Z area, for bands with numbers/symbols in their names added links on staff profiles so their multiple author reviews ... read more

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Site News: Scene Point Blank: 2007 Relaunch & Reader Survey

Posted July 8, 2007, 4:57 p.m.

It's the great pleasure of the SPB staff to present the brand new look for your favorite webzine. It's been some time coming, but hopefully it was worth the wait. We've been really excited about bringing it to you and hopefully you'll be equally so when it comes to exploring ... read more

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Bands: Eriz Ozenne Teams Up With Redemption 87/The Nerve Agents/Ceremony Members

Posted June 8, 2007, 3:29 a.m.

Eric Ozenne, formerly of The Nerve Agents and Redemption 87 (with A.F.I.'s Jade Puget) has formally announced the name of his new group. The band is called Said Radio and also features Gary Gutfeld of Redemption 87, Ryan Mattos and Anthony Anzaldo of Ceremony, and Dante Sigona of The Nerve ... read more

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Site News: SPB Posts 100th Interview

Posted May 11, 2007, 9:40 p.m.

In line with recently posting our 1000th review, SPB has just posted its 100th interview! The lucky artist was Maria Taylor, half of Azure Ray, and you can check out the interview here, not forgetting to look at our other interviews as well. read more

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MP3s: Blaqk Audio Post Debut Song

Posted March 13, 2007, 4:52 a.m.

Blaqk Audio, the confusingly-spelled sideproject of AFI members Davey Havok (vocals) and Jade Puget (guitar) has posted a song on their Myspace profile. The group is an electronic / industrial combo, described by the band as "2 boys in love with synthesizers and software." To hear "Bitter For Sweet", check ... read more

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Bands: Dismemberment Plan Reunite For Benefit Show

Posted March 1, 2007, 7:59 a.m.

The sadly-defunct Dismemberment Plan have announced they'll be playing a benefit show for Callum Robbins, son of producer J. Robbins. The band said: As many of you know, our good friends J. Robbins and Janet Morgan had a son last year who was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). When ... read more

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Breaking News: Chris Cornell Departs Audioslave

Posted Feb. 15, 2007, 5:11 a.m.

A press release for Chris Cornell's new solo record, Carry On, has stated that: "Additionally Cornell is permanently departing super-group Audioslave stating, “Due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences, I am permanently leaving the band Audioslave. I wish the other three members nothing but the best in ... read more

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Bands: 2007: Year Of Reunions?

Posted Jan. 29, 2007, 1:24 a.m.

By now you've already heard about Rage Against The Machine's upcoming reunion show, but have you heard about Led Zeppelin's or The Police's? The Led Zeppelin reunion is still in its early stages but plans seem to suggest that deceased drummer John Bonham will be replaced with his son, Jason. ... read more

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Splits: Pretty Girls Make Graves Split

Posted Jan. 29, 2007, 12:42 a.m.

Pretty Girls Make Graves have made this announcement today on their official site: We are sorry to announce that our upcoming tour in May will be our last. Nick [Dewitt, drummer] quit the band and the rest of us feel like it wouldn't be right to continue on without him. ... read more

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General News: Happy 2007 From SPB

Posted Dec. 31, 2006, 8:24 p.m.

Scene Point Blank would just like to acknowledge the new year and promise readers that there are a ton of awesome features both short and long term, all coming up in 2007. The first of these is our infamous Year End feature, including our top records of 2006, so watch ... read more

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Bands: Blur To Re-Unite

Posted Dec. 30, 2006, 8:05 a.m.

Britpop heroes Blur, best known for their 90s anthems "Parklife", "Song 2" and "Country House", are set to reform after years apart. The band split when guitarist Graham Coxon departed after drunken antics created intra-band tension. According to a source at TheSun.co.uk: "As soon as Damon has finished his tour ... read more

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Records: Ted Leo Cover Art Posted

Posted Dec. 21, 2006, 5:50 a.m.

Further to our earlier story, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists have posted the artwork for their upcoming debut for Touch And Go Records, "Living With The Living". You can check out the full-size artwork courtesy of our friends at TimorousMe.org. read more

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Records: Ted Leo Announces New Album Title; Tracklist

Posted Dec. 5, 2006, 4:47 a.m.

The illustrious Ted Leo has just announced the title of his new album, due to be released on Touch and Go Records after Ted recently left his longtime home on Lookout! Records. The new album will be titled Living with the Living and is due for release in March 2007. ... read more

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Records: "No Heroes" Stream

Posted Oct. 26, 2006, 1:41 a.m.

Joining a long list of bands recently putting their whole records up for streaming in an attempt to fight pirated bootlegs, Converge have done the good thing and uploaded their forthcoming Epitaph record No Heroes on their Myspace. The record was released on the 24th; if you're still not sure ... read more

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Records: Deftones "Saturday Night Wrist" Stream

Posted Oct. 26, 2006, 1:37 a.m.

Deftones' new record, Saturday Night Wrist, is now available for streaming at their Myspace page. Guesting on the record is Annie Hardy from Giant Drag on the song "Pink Cell Phone" and Serj Tankian from System of A Down on "Mein". It's due for release next Tuesday, so check out ... read more

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Bands: Pixies To Record

Posted Oct. 26, 2006, 1:34 a.m.

Seminar rockers The Pixies have recently stated their intentions to record a new album, despite previous claims that they only reformed to tour. Frontman Frank Black had this to say: We're rehearsing in January, if we can persuade Kim (Deal, bassist) to come out of her house. We offered to ... read more

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Bands: New Strike Anywhere Song Posted

Posted Aug. 22, 2006, 5:07 a.m.

Fat Wreck Chords act Strike Anywhere's new release Dead FM is out soon (September 5th, mark your calendars) and to celebrate, Fat Wreck Chords has posted an mp3 from the new record. The track is called "Instinct" and you can download it here. In other related news, the band have ... read more

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Bands: The Mars Volta Loses Drummer

Posted Aug. 1, 2006, 1 a.m.

Mars Volta sticksman Jon Theodore is no longer a member of the afro-wielding rockers, according to fansite TheComatorium.com. From the band's new biography: The Mars Volta cast that performed Amputechture will be modified for live dates that begin imminently, with drummer Jon Theodore replaced by Blake Fleming, formerly of Laddio ... read more

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Site News: Second RSS Feed Added

Posted June 23, 2006, 2:54 a.m.

For those of you using our current news feed (read up about it here), we've added a second feed for our 15 latest reviews. You can add the feed using this address and if you're unsure how to do this, you can refer to the link above which features some ... read more

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General News: Punknews.org Upgrade

Posted April 30, 2006, 2:58 a.m.

Our friends over at Punknews.org have just launched a brand new redesign of their whole site, with some nice new features such as morphing the whole site back to a specific day to catch up. Congratulations guys, looks good. read more

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Records: AFI's Next Full-Length Details

Posted March 28, 2006, 8:48 p.m.

AFI have released some information regarding their upcoming release. Frontman Davey Havok has announced that the record , titled Decemberunderground will be released on the hilariously Satanic date of 06/06/06. Reports that the album will consist solely of a satanic chant for the duration of the record are thought to ... read more

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Site News: New stuff at SPB!

Posted Feb. 25, 2006, 5:46 a.m.

Hopefully you'll notice through general usage, but SPB has been given a bit of a bugfix session since our big upgrade last year. Here's a rundown of the changes: Pages now have TITLES! New '2006 Reviews' page Nicer looking review pages "200 Words Or Less" reviews integrated into main review ... read more

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Bands: Refused DVD Finally Complete

Posted Feb. 7, 2006, 1:08 a.m.

Burning Heart have announced that the long-awaited Refused DVD "REFUSED ARE FUCKING DEAD" is finally up for release. Here's what the label site had to say: " Refused guitarist Kristofer Steen retraces the steps of how punk rock's brave new sound forged it's way through the swamps and swill on ... read more

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Tours: Morrissey and Tiger Army

Posted Jan. 30, 2006, 5:13 a.m.

Morrissey is embarking on a major UK tour with the esteemed support of UK act Sons and Daughters, and US psychobilly rockers Tiger Army, of all tour buddies, in support of his upcoming release, Ringleader Of The Tormentors. Click below for the dates. read more

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Splits: Transplants Break Up

Posted Jan. 19, 2006, 9:03 a.m.

In the greatest musical news of 2006 thus far, "punk-hop" pioneers The Transplants have called it a day. Former AFI roadie "Skinhead Rob" is reputedly forming a new band with drummer Travis Barker, a man with his finger in more musical pies than possibly even Mike Patton. The new band, ... read more

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Site News: Year End Feature Posted!

Posted Jan. 17, 2006, 4:18 a.m.

This one's for the benefit of our RSS-using readers (I hope some of you exist, let me know), because anyone who's reading this on the site itself needs their eyes testing if they didn't see the STUPIDLY BIG BANNER ABOVE ADVERTISING THE FEATURE. Yeah, we've posted our top 30 and ... read more

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Site News: Scene Point Blank Gets An RSS Feed!

Posted Jan. 6, 2006, 11:08 p.m.

You asked for it, so we added it! That's right, SPB has jumped (slightly late, admittedly) on the RSS bandwagon. "But what is RSS?" our uncultured readers cry. For the answer, we must consult Wikipedia: RSS is widely used by the weblog community to share the latest entries' headlines or ... read more

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Splits: Pedro The Lion Breaks Up

Posted Dec. 30, 2005, 3:04 a.m.

Jade Tree act Pedro The Lion have called it quits. Multi-instrumentalist Tim Walsh posted this message: "I was finding it hard to support my family with the sporadic income that being a professional musician on this level provided. the amount of travel required(100+ days a year) was difficult for me ... read more

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Splits: Bear Vs. Shark Lose The Battle

Posted Dec. 19, 2005, 8:35 a.m.

Equal Vision have made a statement on behalf of Bear Vs Shark to confirm their split: After nearly five years of playing music together, Bear Vs Shark have decided to conclude their story and will no longer be playing music together. The breakup comes only six months after the release ... read more

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General News: CBGB's Extends Lease; Ramones Said To Be "Happy"

Posted Dec. 7, 2005, 10:15 p.m.

Despite a ton of legal issues and bizarre stories about relocating to Las Vegas, legendary club CBGBs has renewed its lease with the Bowery Residents Committee, who had served it eviction papers this September. The club's new lease will last until Halloween 2006. Mayor Michael Bloomberg had this to say: ... read more

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Rumors: Mars Volta Planning New Records

Posted Dec. 7, 2005, 11:33 a.m.

Word on TMV fansite the Comatorium is that The Mars Volta have already started work on new projects. Forum member 'Captain Beefheart' posted: They've already began recording the 3rd record. The drumming is meant to be so so sick... in a literal sense. Jon can't even sustain the stamina during ... read more

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Site News: Scene Point Blank: A Web Odyssey

Posted Nov. 27, 2005, 6:51 p.m.

You asked, and you have received.. Yep, it's official! We're back and better than ever! I hope you're excited, because I know we all are. This redesign has been in the works for several long months now, and personally, it feels great to be able to take it live today ... read more

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Site News: SPB Posts 500th Review!

Posted July 12, 2005, 1 a.m.

Congratulations are in order as your favorite webzine SCENE POINT BLANK posts it's 500th review. We're finally midway to 1000, coolest of all the numbers. You can read the 500th review here. read more

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Breaking News: Nike Vs. Dischord

Posted June 24, 2005, 1:22 a.m.

In one of the most bizarre stories so far this year, it seems multinational clothing/sweatshop company Nike have released a new skate wear line called 'Major Threat'. You think that resembles Minor Threat? Yeah, so does the artwork. Dischord commented to Pitchfork, saying: "Nike is a giant corporation which is ... read more

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Bands: Smashing Pumpkins To Reform

Posted June 21, 2005, 1:28 a.m.

In full-page advertisements in Chicago newspapers, singer Billy Corgan said, "I want my band back, and my songs, and my dreams." He did not say which if any of the band's former members would be involved in the revived group, which broke through with albums such as Gish and Siamese ... read more

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Bands: Taking Back Sunday sign to Warner

Posted June 10, 2005, 4:58 a.m.

In a move that will doubtless have no effect on their adoring fanbase, Taking Back Sunday have officially announced their signing to Warner Bros Records, after recording 2 albums for Victory. The move comes as little to no surprise to anybody. read more

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Shows: American Nightmare 3 Festival

Posted May 4, 2005, 7:38 a.m.

Psychobilly fan? The place to be on Saturday 28th May is The Glass House Theatre, for the American Nightmare 3 Festival. It's a big festival put on in conjunction with Hairball8/Psychobilly*US that features two stages with alternating set times and a lineup that includes bands from America, Holland and Japan. ... read more

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Site News: New Feature: 200 Words Or Less

Posted March 14, 2005, 8:37 a.m.

Here at Scene Point Blank we don't always get a chance to review everything we'd like to, what with the constraints of the lifestyle a SPB writer enjoys. SPB writer Michael put together a new feature of reviews that are, well, 200 words or less. Check out the list of ... read more

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Site News: SPB forum back online; fans rejoice

Posted Jan. 28, 2005, 2:34 a.m.

In case you haven't been checking it every few minutes (and why weren't you?!), the infamous SPB forum is back up and running, complete with all the posts from before. Yeah, that's right, the 71 page 'recent purchases' thread is back for good now. If you were one of the ... read more

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Bands: Mars Volta lyrics begin to make sense

Posted Jan. 13, 2005, 6:43 a.m.

GSL has posted the full lyrics/story booklet behind 2003's epic De-loused In The Comatorium by prog/salsa/afro-rockers The Mars Volta. The book is a 13 page epic that intermingles (okay, I got a dictionary for christmas) lyrics with a bizarre story detailing the life of their fictional character Cerpin Taxt, who ... read more

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Bands: The Mars Volta eCard

Posted Jan. 7, 2005, 7:40 a.m.

An E-card featuring "The Widow," the first single from The Mars Volta sophomore effort, Frances the Mute. has been posted online. The album is slated for a March 1st release date. You can view it here. read more

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Site News: SPB is back!

Posted Dec. 27, 2004, 2:47 a.m.

It's been a turbulent week for your favourite webzine. Monday 20th December, a crazy internet worm (read: virus, for the simple-minded) took SPB off the air. It got in through a sneaky security hole in phpBB, our forum software. From there, it then replaced the content of every single page ... read more

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Records: Mars Volta 'Frances The Mute' update

Posted Dec. 2, 2004, 9:53 p.m.

In an update by TMV fansite Inertiatic.com, news about the Mars Volta's upcoming release has been confirmed. All musicians are the same as the last release, with the addition of Larry Harlow, who is listed as playing piano. Artwork will be handled by Storm Thorgerson, the mastermind behind the last ... read more

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Site News: Can't hold us down!

Posted Sept. 1, 2004, 8:45 a.m.

How were the last 3 days for you? Frightening? Life-changing? TERRIFYING? Us too. Unless you're one of the minority who only checks SPB weekly rather than daily, you will have noticed our downtime in the last few days. The reason for this is a DDOS attack on ScenePointBlank. Clearly somebody ... read more

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MP3s: OMG LEGAL MUSIC DOWNLOADS!

Posted Aug. 24, 2004, 12:49 p.m.

Being too busy caught up in delivering the freshest reviews, news, interviews and everything else you could ever want, SPB in its desire to do everything and please everyone seems to have neglected the Mp3 of the week section. In light of the popularity of devices like the i-pod and ... read more

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Records: Mars Volta new Record/ FREE VINYL SINGLE!

Posted Aug. 2, 2004, 4:20 a.m.

Management has contacted The Comatorium (Mars Volta fansite) to confirm that The Mars Volta's next album will be titled: Frances The Mute. Their label website (GSL) currently says that the album will be available in November of this year. However, rumors have surfaced that the album release date has been ... read more

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Breaking News: Finch versus Disturbed

Posted Aug. 1, 2004, 2:13 a.m.

In what looks like the third notable story involving bands beating up other bands, "nu-emo" starlets Finch apparantly got into a fight with members of the equally awful Disturbed. Prayers from the hardcore community that both bands finished one another off were sadly unanswered, but Finch had this to say: ... read more

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Site News: Meet the new guys!

Posted May 11, 2004, 9:49 a.m.

We've gotten around to updating staff profiles for our new team members, so be sure to check out Carver, Heidi, Jeff C, Morgan, Matt K, Nancy, Ryan, Steve and Will. Sean also updated his information. In a bizarre twist of fate, SPB now has 3 Matts and 2 Jeffs. In ... read more

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Site News: Iceland (?) owns SPB

Posted May 4, 2004, 10:34 a.m.

In a bizarre twist of fate, Icelandic (we think?) website taflan.org linked us with a comment in icelandic. After a rigorous translation session, we discovered the following based on their post: "Perhaps infinitesimal too hip *" pay lip service to my tasteless , while copper be allowed own a a ... read more

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Records: Modest Mouse release live bootleg album

Posted March 23, 2004, 10:09 a.m.

Modest Mouse are set to release an official live bootleg record taken from two shows recorded on February 15th and 16th at Florida's The Social. Only available at their website, "Baron von Bullshit Rides Again" will be released on April 13th. Pre-ordering from their site is available, and the band ... read more

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Tours: SXSW News

Posted Feb. 13, 2004, 11 a.m.

Jade Tree has announced the line up for their SXSW showcase, headlined by Pedro The Lion. Click below for the line up and related details. sxsw.com read more

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Bands: Matt and Rivers unite again

Posted Feb. 13, 2004, 10:44 a.m.

Weezer.com has posted news that one of the most unlikely reunions has taken place - Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo recently joined estranged original bassist Matt Sharp during the latter's acoustic performance at Cal State Fullerton. The duo played an old, pre-Weezer song, a new collaboration they had written, and "Say ... read more

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Site News: ScenePointBlank re-design

Posted Feb. 13, 2004, 12:39 a.m.

Welcome to the new, improved, faster, better, feature-packed and all round rockin' design of your favorite voice in the online music world. It's been a crappy few months for us what with server changes, site downtime, staff quitting before they'd even begun work, and problems restricting this new design until ... read more

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